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Tissot 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 Limited Edition WatchesNEW

While the Omega has the Olympics, fellow Swatch Group brand Tissot has the Asian Games (aka the Asiad). The 17th Asian Games will take place this year in the South Korean city of Incheon from September 19th - October 4th, 2104 , and will be sponsored by Tissot as the …

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Aqualand Depth Meter BN2024-05ENEW

Recently, I blipped about the new The CITIZEN Eco-Drive Promaster Aqualand Depth Meter BN2024-05E that debuted in Basel 2014. It’s made a splash on my wrist in a big way, and its out-of-the-box design approach makes it stand out in a sea of sub homages and overly used …

Kering Group Acquires 100% Of Ulysse NardinNEW

The trend of luxury groups taking over independent watch manufacturers continues, as the Kering Group (formerly known as PPR) announced today that it acquires 100% of the capital of Ulysse Nardin. The Kering Group is among the larger and more important luxury groups in the …

Kering to acquire Ulysse NardinNEW

We have just received word that the Kering luxury group, which owns a large list of brands such as Gucci, Girard-Perrgaux, Bottega Veneta and JeanRichard — will be acquiring watchmaker Ulysse Nardin. According to Kering, “Kering and Ulysse Nardin have signed an agreement …

Tokyoflash Japan Kisai Kaidoku Wood, For the Readers Out ThereNEW

If you have read the site for a while, you should be aware of TokyoFlash Japan, a watch maker that specialized in... alternative displays built into digital watches. We have reviewed a number of their watches to date, and they just reached out to us for a launch deal on the …

Fratellowatches ‘behind the scenes’ during the 24 hours of SpaNEW

As you all know we are celebrating our 10th anniversary this month. To show you all our appreciation for your regular visits and the still growing number of unique visitors we organised a special giveaway. In order to win one of the prizes, all you have to do is to take a …

ROLEX & COMEX with Henri Germain DelauzeNEW

By TLex You might have come across this Rolex DEEPSEA commercial on the National Geographic channel, before. The late Henri Germain Delauze talks (all too briefly) of his experiences testing Rolex dive watches for COMEX. Fascinating stuff! Follow the links for live images …

Finally! Colorful Coatings For Most Metals: Rau-Tech Custom Rolex And Other WatchesNEW

Rau-Tech is a German company that exists in the boutique world of high-end watch customization. This microcosm of horology is mostly proliferated by customized Rolex watches, which are becoming quite popular. One of the most common questions I have been getting from people …

T•a•c•t•i•c•o TC3 FAMILYNEW

By TLex This cool looking watch with the power-reserve indicator is the new TC3, the third model to comes from T•a•c•t•i•c•o, Crepas Watches' military division. It is in fact not one model, but a family of three, sharing the same case, but using different movements, so with …

Introducing Model 2 Horween Leather Watch StrapsNEW

Our friends over at worn&wound just launched their new Model 2 Horween leather watch straps. Available in three colors (Russet, Crimson, Black), two sizes (20mm and 22 mm) and made in the USA. The straps are made from unlined Horween leather, cut with a slight taper. The …

Cuervo Y Sobrinos Historiador Racing Watch Hands-OnNEW

recently learned that the watch brand Cuervo y Sobrinos had its own car rally. Yup, they call it the Cuervo y Sobrinos cup, and this year in July 2014, the second cup will be held, featuring a slew of vintage cars that will be driving from Milan, Italy, to Bormio over a …

Lew & Huey Orthos, Lets Go DivingNEW

For a lot of guys, a diver is the default tool watch. The cases are usually fairly beefy, and that translates to masculine, the watches themselves are rugged, they serve a purpose, and they broadcast to the world that you are a man of action. So you might as well inject a …

Speedy Tuesday – Vintage Speedmaster Mark II Buyer’s Advice

Buyer’s Advice: A vintage Speedmaster Mark II To everybody who likes watches this might sound familiar: when it comes to purchasing a new watch your friends, family members or colleagues might seek out for advice from you. Not too long ago a friend of mine asked me which …

VintageVDB KAITEN XL

By TLex Here's something a little bit special from VintageVDB; in fact there isn't much that comes out of the Erfurt watch atelier that isn't special. But the Kaiten XL prototype watch might just be the most special of them all!Starting with its colossal Titanium case that …

IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Watch Hands-On

Months after SIHH 2014, and I am only now able to discuss my hands-on time with my favorite new IWC Aquatimer watch for this year. Out of all the new Aquatimer watches (it was year of the diver, after all, at IWC), the IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 is my top pick as a dive …

Rec Watches Cooper C5

As mentioned in my previous review of the Mark I M3, wristwatch enthusiasts Christian Mygh and Jonathan Kamstrup founded REC Watches back in 2013. The concept behind REC Watches is based on three phases, which are Recover, Recycle and Reclaim. The process starts with the …

LAST CHANCE: Marvin Origin Gent Mechanical Watch Giveaway

Just a few more days to enter for a chance to win your very own elegant dress watch with the Marvin Origin Gent Mechanical automatic watch. There are even two options to choose from. Enter now here (giveaway page) before the month is over. The article LAST CHANCE: Marvin …

Photo essay – The Blancpain Endurance Series 24 hours of Spa

Blancpain invited us for an action packed weekend at the Total 24 hours of Spa. One of five rounds in the Blancpain Endurance Series. The first three were at Monza, Silverstone and Paul Ricard earlier this year. Each for the duration of 3 hours. Spa is the 4th and longest …

The real story behind Bremont's new BWC/01 movement

Last week, Bremont launched the Wright Flyer collection, which has original material from the 1903 Wright Flyer airplane (the was built by the Wright brothers) incorporated into the timepiece’s rotor. Furthermore, the timepiece was reported to be the first Bremont watch …